The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
The California 4-H youth development program is a part of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide network of the University of California. UC ANR researchers and educators are dedicated to the creation, development and application of knowledge in agricultural, natural and human resources.
Led by research-driven programming from UC ANR, 4-H is a youth development organization for youth ages 5-19 that promotes hands-on, experiential learning. Youth members and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California are welcome. Members have the opportunity to participate in the 4-H program through afterschool programs and clubs, in-school clubs, SPIN (Special Interest) clubs, community clubs, camps, events, conferences, and military partnership programs.